Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class: Air Pollution Control Engineer 1

Recruitment #220526-3389ES-001


Are you passionate about the environment? Are you looking for an entry-level position?
If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity!

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment - and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.

The Bureau of Air Management (BAM), Engineering Division, Air Quality Modeling and Emissions Inventory group provides air quality modeling for new emission source reviews in Connecticut, as well as emissions inventory responsibilities. Inventory responsibilities covers a wide range of engineering modeling, and estimating of emissions from all point sources, mobile sources, non-point (or area) sources, and anthropogenic sources in Connecticut.

DEEP currently has a job opportunity for an Engineer Intern within the Air Quality Modeling and Emissions Inventory unit, located in Hartford.

Engineer Interns receive training under the direction of a supervisor and senior staff for a period of one year, before being promoted to Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period.

These positions provide unique opportunities to join a team committed to developing, maintaining, and reporting all air pollution emissions in the inventory for the State of Connecticut, as well as processing all modeling of the impacts of any new sources of air pollution in Connecticut.

This is a full-time position. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week on first shift, with opportunities for hybrid work offered.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the technical engineering work of the agency.


Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.


General knowledge of basic engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in applied mathematics, physical or biological sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics.


  • Experience or academic coursework in sources of air pollution and air pollution control technologies.
  • Experience interpreting and applying air pollution control laws of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Experience or academic coursework in meteorology, weather science, or any modeling associated with these areas.
  • Experience using oral and written communication to present engineering information to audiences of various sizes and levels of environmental subject matter expertise.
  • Experience or academic coursework gathering, organizing, and analyzing datasets using spreadsheets and database applications.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.